Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) dealt a fatal blow to Brandon’s Build Back Broke agenda.
Brandon has been trying to revive his Marxist ‘Build Back Better’ bill after Democrat Senator Joe Manchin dug in his heels and announced he will not support the measure.
Sinema is now telling donors that she agrees with Manchin and will not support Brandon’s Build Back Broke bill.
Last year, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) publicly sounded the death knell for President Brandon’s Build Back Better agenda. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), his fellow holdout, is privately concurring, Axios has learned.
Why it matters: In closed-door conversations, Sinema has told donors a path to revival is unlikely. That’s dampened expectations Congress will act on a slimmed-down bill before Memorial Day. It also means any revived BBB legislation faces an arduous route back to the center of the Senate agenda.
- No one’s reached out to Sinema about the contours of the slimmed-down deal Manchin has discussed, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.
- Instead, Sinema’s telling donors most of her focus is on the $10 billion COVID-19 relief bill, the so-called China competition legislation and modifications to the Electoral Reform Act.
- A Sinema spokesperson declined comment to Axios.
Recall, Sinema in January nuked the Democrats’ so-called ‘Voting Rights’ bill two days after Brandon called on the senate to kill the filibuster.
Sinema delivered a fiery speech from the Senate floor and reiterated her support for the filibuster rule.
“There’s no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. There’s no need for me to restate its role in protecting our country from wild reversals of federal policy,” Sinema said. “This week’s harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year.”
“I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country,” Sinema said in January.